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== Biography == == Biography ==
-Bialy retired at the end of 2006 as resident scholar of the [http://www.ibt.unam.mx Institute of Biotechnology] (IBT) of the [[Wikipedia:National Autonomous University of New Mexico|National Autonomous University of Mexico]] (UNAM) in [[Wikipedia:Cuernavaca|Cuernavaca]], and director of the [http://www.ibt.unam.mx/virtual.cgi Virtual Library of Biotechnology for the Americas] that he founded in 1996. +Bialy was suddenly, with neither prior discussion nor notification, unilaterally and over the protests of several senior scientists at the[http://www.ibt.unam.mx Institute of Biotechnology](IBT) of the [[Wikipedia:National Autonomous University of New Mexico|National Autonomous University of Mexico]] (UNAM) in [[Wikipedia:Cuernavaca|Cuernavaca]], "disassociated" as both resident scholar and director of the [http://www.ibt.unam.mx/virtual.cgi Virtual Library of Biotechnology for the Americas] - that he founded in 1996 - by the present director of the IBT, Carlos Arias. Arias wrote that this ''disassociated'' had nothing to do with any pressures he might have received from UNAM HQ, nor to do with Bialy's growing reputation and influence as a dissident, although he failed repeatedly to provide any other explanation.
Bialy graduated first in his class from [[Wikipedia:Bard College|Bard College]] in 1966, and was awarded a Ph.D. in [[molecular biology]] in 1970 by the [[Wikipedia:University of California at Berkeley|University of California at Berkeley]]. He is the founding scientific editor of ''[http://www.nature.com/nbt/index.html Nature Biotechnology]'' (part of the [[Wikipedia:Nature Publishing Group|''Nature'' family of publications]]), and edited its peer-reviewed content from 1983-1996. He has coauthored significant papers in molecular genetics – among them being the first to show that phage genes can subvert host functions ({{ref|Lindahl1970|Lindahl 1970}}, {{ref|Sironi1971|Sironi 1971}}). He has also authored editorials and commentaries on contemporary issues in biotechnology in ''Nature Biotechnology'' and other leading journals. Bialy graduated first in his class from [[Wikipedia:Bard College|Bard College]] in 1966, and was awarded a Ph.D. in [[molecular biology]] in 1970 by the [[Wikipedia:University of California at Berkeley|University of California at Berkeley]]. He is the founding scientific editor of ''[http://www.nature.com/nbt/index.html Nature Biotechnology]'' (part of the [[Wikipedia:Nature Publishing Group|''Nature'' family of publications]]), and edited its peer-reviewed content from 1983-1996. He has coauthored significant papers in molecular genetics – among them being the first to show that phage genes can subvert host functions ({{ref|Lindahl1970|Lindahl 1970}}, {{ref|Sironi1971|Sironi 1971}}). He has also authored editorials and commentaries on contemporary issues in biotechnology in ''Nature Biotechnology'' and other leading journals.
-Bialy authored ''[http://search.barnesandnoble.com/booksearch/isbninquiry.asp?isbn=1556435312 Oncogenes, Aneuploidy, and AIDS]'', (ISBN 1556435312) a book about the scientific life of fellow molecular biologist [[Peter Duesberg]], with special emphasis on Duesberg's aneuploidy theory of [[cancer]] and on the politics of modern science. He is also the Editor of [http://www.barnesworld.blogs.com "YBYL"].+Bialy authored ''[http://search.barnesandnoble.com/booksearch/isbninquiry.asp?isbn=1556435312 Oncogenes, Aneuploidy, and AIDS]'', (ISBN 1556435312) a book about the scientific life of fellow molecular biologist [[Peter Duesberg]], with special emphasis on Duesberg's aneuploidy theory of [[cancer]] and on the politics of modern science. A Spanish language translation by Roberto P. Stock, a senior invesigator at the IBT, was published by the National University of Mexico Press in 2005 (ISBN 970-32-2599-3. He is also the Editor of the web journal, "You Bet Your Life" [http://www.barnesworld.blogs.com "YBYL"].
Bialy was the co-recipient (with [[Wikipedia:Stanley Falkow|Stanley Falkow]] of [[Wikipedia:Stanford University School of Medicine|Stanford University School of Medicine]]) of a grant from the Charles Merill Trust to study antibiotic resistant pathogens in [[Wikipedia:Nigeria|Nigeria]] in 1978. He received a [[World Health Organization]] grant to study the epidemiology and genetics of antibiotic resistant enteric pathogens, also in Nigeria, in 1982. He worked as a visiting researcher or research fellow at several universities in the [[Wikipedia:United States|United States]] and [[Wikipedia:Africa|Africa]] throughout the 1980s and 1990s. He was advisor to the Center for Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering in [[Wikipedia:Havana, Cuba|Havana]], [[Wikipedia:Cuba|Cuba]] from 1986-1996. Bialy was the co-recipient (with [[Wikipedia:Stanley Falkow|Stanley Falkow]] of [[Wikipedia:Stanford University School of Medicine|Stanford University School of Medicine]]) of a grant from the Charles Merill Trust to study antibiotic resistant pathogens in [[Wikipedia:Nigeria|Nigeria]] in 1978. He received a [[World Health Organization]] grant to study the epidemiology and genetics of antibiotic resistant enteric pathogens, also in Nigeria, in 1982. He worked as a visiting researcher or research fellow at several universities in the [[Wikipedia:United States|United States]] and [[Wikipedia:Africa|Africa]] throughout the 1980s and 1990s. He was advisor to the Center for Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering in [[Wikipedia:Havana, Cuba|Havana]], [[Wikipedia:Cuba|Cuba]] from 1986-1996.

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Harvey Bialy
Harvey Bialy is an American molecular biologist. He was one of the original signatories to the letter establishing the Group for the Scientific Reappraisal of the HIV/AIDS Hypothesis (website), the editor of its first newsletter (Template:PDFlinknb), and has been a member of the South African Presidential AIDS Advisory Panel from April 2000 – present.

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Biography

Bialy was suddenly, with neither prior discussion nor notification, unilaterally and over the protests of several senior scientists at theInstitute of Biotechnology(IBT) of the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) in Cuernavaca, "disassociated" as both resident scholar and director of the Virtual Library of Biotechnology for the Americas - that he founded in 1996 - by the present director of the IBT, Carlos Arias. Arias wrote that this disassociated had nothing to do with any pressures he might have received from UNAM HQ, nor to do with Bialy's growing reputation and influence as a dissident, although he failed repeatedly to provide any other explanation.

Bialy graduated first in his class from Bard College in 1966, and was awarded a Ph.D. in molecular biology in 1970 by the University of California at Berkeley. He is the founding scientific editor of Nature Biotechnology (part of the Nature family of publications), and edited its peer-reviewed content from 1983-1996. He has coauthored significant papers in molecular genetics – among them being the first to show that phage genes can subvert host functions (Lindahl 1970, Sironi 1971). He has also authored editorials and commentaries on contemporary issues in biotechnology in Nature Biotechnology and other leading journals.

Bialy authored Oncogenes, Aneuploidy, and AIDS, (ISBN 1556435312) a book about the scientific life of fellow molecular biologist Peter Duesberg, with special emphasis on Duesberg's aneuploidy theory of cancer and on the politics of modern science. A Spanish language translation by Roberto P. Stock, a senior invesigator at the IBT, was published by the National University of Mexico Press in 2005 (ISBN 970-32-2599-3. He is also the Editor of the web journal, "You Bet Your Life" "YBYL".

Bialy was the co-recipient (with Stanley Falkow of Stanford University School of Medicine) of a grant from the Charles Merill Trust to study antibiotic resistant pathogens in Nigeria in 1978. He received a World Health Organization grant to study the epidemiology and genetics of antibiotic resistant enteric pathogens, also in Nigeria, in 1982. He worked as a visiting researcher or research fellow at several universities in the United States and Africa throughout the 1980s and 1990s. He was advisor to the Center for Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering in Havana, Cuba from 1986-1996.

He is also an artist and poet. Some of his artwork can be found at his website "bialy/s".

Quotes

  • "HIV is an ordinary retrovirus. There is nothing about this virus that is unique. Everything that is discovered about HIV has an analogue in other retroviruses that are not said to cause AIDS. HIV only contains a very small piece of genetic information. There's no way it can do all these elaborate things they say it does." (Farber 1992)
  • "From both my literature review and my personal experience over most of the AIDS – so called AIDS centres in Africa, I can find absolutely no persuasive evidence that Africa is in the midst of a new epidemic of infectious immunodeficiency." (Meditel 1993)
  • "The virus theory has produced nothing...a vaccine that doesn't exist; AZT, which is iatrogenic genocide; and condom use, which is common sense." (Hodgkinson 1992a)
  • "We have taken sex and equated it with death, and into that mixture we have thrown money. What an ugly stew." (Hodgkinson 1992b)
  • "AIDS is consensual death." (Bialy 1995)
  • 2006 Reformulation of the Sunday Times quotation above: "The quarter-century, 50 billion (and counting) dollar accomplishments of AIDS, Inc. are: 1. No cure / 2. No vaccine / 3. Rapid-onset iatrogenic AIDS via chemical intoxication / 4. 'Faith-based' interventions." (Bialy 2006)
  • "If you're defending a lie, you can only defend it with obfuscations and other lies. You can't defend a lie with the truth." (Obi Awadu 2006)

See also

Documents and external links

Oncogenes, Aneuploidy, and AIDS

Articles

Interviews

Bialy/Moore debate

Insurgency blogging

References

  1. Bialy, Harvey, 1995. Back cover of Infectious AIDS, (ISBN 1556431953).
  2. Bialy, Harvey, 2006. Direct edit by Harvey Bialy, Cuernavaca, Mexico.
  3. Farber, Celia, 1992. "Fatal Distraction" Spin, June 1992.
  4. Meditel, 1993. "AIDS and Africa".
  5. Hodgkinson, Neville, 1992a. "Experts Mount Startling Challenge to AIDS Orthodoxy", Sunday Times (London), 26 April 1992.
  6. Hodgkinson, Neville, 1992b. "AIDS: Can We Be Positive?", Sunday Times (London), 26 April 1992.
  7. Lindahl G, et al, 1970. "Bacteriophage lambda; abortive infection of bacteria lysogenic for phage P2" PubMed", Proc Natl Acad Sci USA, 1970 Jul; 66(3): 587-94.
  8. Obi Awadu, Keidi, 2006. Interview with Harvey Bialy by Keidi Obi Awadu, 14 June 2006.
  9. Sironi G, et al, 1971. "Bacteriophage P2: interaction with phage lambda and with recombination-deficient bacteria" PubMed", Virology, 1971 Nov; 46(2): 387-96.

Credit

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